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My fiancee is a Filipino residing in Taiwan for work and had her K-1 interview on December 14,2016 at the consulate in Taipei. They said she was approved, took her passport and said to wait 2-3 days for her visa and passport to be delivered. It's now the 20th and have heard nothing.

I went to the CEAC site and her status still says "READY," says she can set up an interview, finger prints, etc. However, her case date is updated to December 15,2016, the day after her interview.

What does this mean? Until the visa is physically in our hands, I will be stressed out. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.

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The status you should see before counting the 2-10 days for the visa to arrive is "ISSUED" - it means that the visa has been approved and will be mailed soon after that. If her status is still on ready, just be patient and wait for it to be on Issued.

Good luck :)


Adjustment Of Status Timeline:

09.01.2016 --- Received by USCIS

09.12.2016 --- NOA 1 Text Notification

09.17.2016 --- NOA 1 Letter Received

09.21.2016 --- Biometrics Letter Received

10.05.2016 --- Biometrics Appointment

11.05.2016 --- EAD/AP Approved

11.18.2016 --- Combo Card Delivered

11.25.2016 --- Green Card/I-485 Approved (No interview)

12.02.2016 --- Received NOA2 for I-485

12.02.2016 --- GC received

 

I-90 Timeline (USCIS Error: 10 Year GC given instead of 2 Years)

12.05.2016 --- I-90 Packet Sent to Phoenix

12.08.2016 --- I-90 Packet Received by USCIS

12.20.2016 --- NOA 1 Text & Email Notification

12.24.2016 --- NOA 1 Mail Received

01.03.2017 --- SSN (Without Restriction) Received

01.04.2017 --- I-551 Stamp Received (Valid for 1 Year)

01.14.2017 --- NOA1 for ELIS online account activation

01.20.2017 --- Biometrics Letter Received

02.01.2017 --- Biometrics Schedule

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Oh, okay. So I'm guessing there is no concrete way to predict how long the CEAC process will take?

And follow up question: Her case update date was changed to today (December 20,2016) but it still says "Ready." Is this normal?

Thank you for the information!

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~Inquiry about case status~


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This happened to mine too and there are so many posts on here about that status. Some people's have gone into administrative processing, then back to ready, then to issued. It seems to jump all over the place.

If it is being mailed back please also bear in mind the mail at this time of year.

My case was in London so will possibly be different but I had my interview on the 8th December. It updated on the 9th and still said ready. I checked in on the Monday afternoon still said ready. Then on the Tuesday the 13th December it changed to Issued. I received the email to say it was on its way from the NVC on the 15th December and then it arrived at my house on Friday the 16th December. So 1 week basically.

I have heard some peoples have taken a lot longer than a week so please don't panic if it takes two. At my interview they told me it would be 2 weeks before I received it back.

Stay positive and try not to stress out. It will come :)

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Oh, okay. So I'm guessing there is no concrete way to predict how long the CEAC process will take?

And follow up question: Her case update date was changed to today (December 20,2016) but it still says "Ready." Is this normal?

Thank you for the information!

When both dates are updated (case creation and case update) and it's changed from immigrant to non-immigrant it means it's been moved from the visa consular section to the issuing section and entered into that system... congratulations, if that is the case your visa is about to be issued :)

(It will go through AP before issuing which you may or may not see depending on how fast it goes, usually this AP is short and many ppl never notice this change)

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K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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When both dates are updated (case creation and case update) and it's changed from immigrant to non-immigrant it means it's been moved from the visa consular section to the issuing section and entered into that system... congratulations, if that is the case your visa is about to be issued :)

(It will go through AP before issuing which you may or may not see depending on how fast it goes, usually this AP is short and many ppl never notice this change)

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The Case Creation and Status Updated date were changed to December 15, 2016 (day after interview). Just yesterday the Status Update date was changed to December 20, 2016 while the Case Creation Date stayed the same. Also, it says it's a non-immigrant visa application even though I have to select IV to do the check.

I hope these are all positive signs!

Thank you all! Ill start breathing a little easier once I see a change!

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Hi. The same thing happened to my fiance and we are still waiting. This is at the Jerusalem Consulate. After he gave them everything on November 15th they called him and told him he would have the visa in 2-3 days. we are still waiting. The CEAC status changed from Ready to Admin Processing back to Ready and now Issued. But still no visa. I am going to email them today. But this is so frustrating and putting such a strain on the relationship.

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The Case Creation and Status Updated date were changed to December 15, 2016 (day after interview). Just yesterday the Status Update date was changed to December 20, 2016 while the Case Creation Date stayed the same. Also, it says it's a non-immigrant visa application even though I have to select IV to do the check.

I hope these are all positive signs!

Thank you all! Ill start breathing a little easier once I see a change!

They are good signs :) I know it's the final stretch and you just want it in your hands but hang in there! It's moved on to be issued...

After it is issued it is a delivery issue... mine actually took a while to leave the embassy... I emailed them cus didn't get my tracking info (I know some embassies you pick up and others you have it delivered and at mine it's delivered) there's just quite a few steps and ppl are starting to go on holiday and such... it's hard but patience! :) much lucK to u :)


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Update: today the status was changed to "administrative processing." I'm assuming that's a good thing!? At the interview they didn't ask for any other paperwork/information.

This has been terribly stressful on both of us and while yes, it has tested our resolve and relationship at times, we pushed through.

Hope to see "Issued" soon!

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I really wanted my visa in my hand but I figured there was no point in stressing about something that I can't change. They said 2 weeks to me so I thought well I'll wait the 2 weeks and if nothing has changed and it has not arrived then I will start emails or phone calls to check. I checked it a couple of times and then when it said issued only 2 business days later I just waiting for the email to say it will be delivered.

The more you check it and concentrate on it the more you stress out.

They said approved so unless they send you an email requesting more information then surely you are just better waiting for it to arrive.

I am a complete stress head when it comes to waiting or not knowing whats going on but I truly think to not check it every day or every hour is a better option. Don't forget nothing happens with it over weekends either.

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I am a stress head too which has both helped and hurt this process.

UPDATE: Visa officially issued and en route to Kaohsiung were we are residing!! Thank you all for the wise words and help! It kept me sane the past few days!

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I am a stress head too which has both helped and hurt this process.

UPDATE: Visa officially issued and en route to Kaohsiung were we are residing!! Thank you all for the wise words and help! It kept me sane the past few days!

Congratulations :)


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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We are in the same boat. It's very stressful, but we've tried calling & emailing and all they tell is is keep waiting.

My fiance had her interview on Dec 8th in Manila. Was told she was approved - didn't need other forms etc.

It's now Dec 22nd, and our status still says Ready for Interview.

We had prayed & talked all year about spending Christmas together. This is now no longer a possibility that we have both accepted. We just really are hoping it comes soon so we can be together. It's scary to see everyone elses change and your status still only says Ready for Interview and looks like you never even went to the interview

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